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The PebbleTec Finish Installation Process
Your PebbleTec pool finish will be expertly applied only by a PTI educated, authorized applicator who will provide you with the most robust installation workmanship warranty in the industry. Click the bullet points for details.
Mixing the batch formula
Our unique stone blends are mixed with cement, water, pigment and proprietary additives to create your interior pool finish. PebbleTec authorized applicators follow a specific formula to produce a well-blended material ready for installation.
Smooth spray application
The mixed material is then pumped through a hose, and pneumatically applied with a sprayer that is specifically designed to provide even coverage of the finish material in your pool.
Immediately following the spray application, your expert installer hand-trowels the material to create a more compacted surface in preparation for exposure. Often, the applicators wear special shoes with spikes to protect the finish.
Exposing the finish
After the product has been troweled, and depending on the finish, the pool is sprayed or wiped with water to expose the pebbles and/or glass beads, and to remove excess cement.
Detailing the finish
After a hardening period, your PebbleTec pool finish will be pressure washed and detailed using a special acid solution to remove any residue or film. For certain finishes, the surface is also lightly buffed during the cleansing treatment to polish the stones. These treatments enhance the natural beauty of the finish.
Once your pebble pool finish installation process is complete, fill the pool with water, reference your pool care instructions, balance the chemicals and begin swimming!
View Process for a Remodel Project
NOTE: The application process and sequence may vary slightly based on the type of finish you select, your location, certain weather conditions and the Authorized Applicator installing the pool finish.
Todd McGlothlin, PebbleTec Finish Installer (Managing Partner)
TNT Group, Dallas TX
"We joined as a PTI applicator in 2019, and that move has made a dramatic difference for us: From the careful sourcing of rock, screening of the materials, selection of colors that complement these rocks, they just make a more complete product. From the mines to design, it seems every step has been thoroughly thought through."